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Tue 24 Feb 2009 07:46 AM

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Three top international schools eye Qatar move

Gulf state education chiefs hold discussions aimed at boosting education sector.

Three leading international schools are set to start operations in Qatar in the next academic year, it has been announced.

The UK's Sherborne School, Shady Side Academy from the US and the Dubai American Academy are poised to finalise agreements to enter the Gulf state's education sector.

The move to Qatar follow several rounds of talks with the Outstanding Schools Oversight Committee (OSOC) of the Supreme Education Council (SEC), The Peninsula reported on Tuesday.

“These schools offer excellent programmes that prepare students for admission to top universities around the world,” Dr Ibrahim Al Naimi, the OSOC chairman, told the paper.

“They would be ideal contributions to the schooling alternatives in Qatar.”

Dr Colin Nevin, governor of Sherborne International College said: “It would be an honour to be a part of a system that places such high value on educational development."

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